I am a full-time makeup artist. I have been searching for a backpack that looks great/matches my outfits and could fit all the items I need for hair and makeup. I got the Black Kanken Laptop 17". The kanken bag is very light by itself and I could fit my hairdryer, hair brushes, hair spray and other hair products, flat-iron, makeup brushes, camera case, water bottle on the side. It is just amazing how much it can fit. I absolutely love the special padded compartment, because I put my purse and important stuff there. It is easily accessible and the zips are hidden. I am so tempted to get my second kanken for my personal use when I am not going for my makeup assignments.